Mar 15, 2013 3:00pm PDT
. so this is not the republican party. so michele bachmann is fine with this group, sarah palin fine, those people are not nominated. don't measure the audience pay attention to the speeches. >> i would just add this. that any group that doesn't invite chris christie, the most popular politician in the country let alone the republican politician, bob mcdonald, governor of virginia who had showed bipartisan skill in getting transportation bill through, major plan that required raising taxes. and instead invites documented trump. you have to question the seriousness and where it is on the political compass. >> woodruff: talking about the president he continued david this week, this charm offensive outreach to congress. why is he doing this and does it look like it's working? >> so why he's doing it. a simple explanation which i would never stoop to is he's a little down in the poll. the pausive implications are he's got a new chief of staff is an outreach kind of guy and maybe he thinks he can get something done. is it working, i'd say yes it is. has the lion laid down the lamb no.
Mar 12, 2013 6:00pm PDT
. newshour correspondent spencer michels reports. >> reporter: every year, 240,000 men in america learn that they have prostate cancer. reggie watkins, a retired parole officer and a patient at kaiser permanente in oakland, california, is one of them. >> the first biopsy showed a slight cancer, slight amount of cancer. the second biopsy showed no cancer. i do think there's a genetic situation in my family. i'm not the only and my brother is not the only one in the family to have this problem. >> reporter: until recently, watkins' family history and his unique genetic makeup would have played a minor role-- if any-- in his medical care. but thanks in part to a massive, groundbreaking new study under way at kaiser and the university of california san francisco, information gleaned from patients' genes may prove the key to identifying and treating a host of diseases, watkin's cancer among them. >> you know, you're not born to this world as a blank slate. you come into it with a certain genetic disposition. >> reporter: u.c.s.f. professor neil risch, the lead genetic researcher, says that h
Mar 14, 2013 3:00pm PDT
" correspondent spencer michels reports from san francisco on a work of public art. >> reporter: for 75 years, the bay bridge has been the workhorse on san francisco bay, linking oakland and san francisco, and carrying 270,000 cars and trucks a day. on the san francisco side, its towers support suspension cables that keep the bridge up. but this gray, utilitarian structure that partially collapsed in the 1989 earthquake has never captured the world's attention, the way its nearby cousin, the golden gate bridge has. built toward the end of the depression, both were engineering marvels. now, the bay bridge is making its own splash. on a cold rainy night last week it was transformed into a giant work of art. 25,000 tiny white undulating l.e.d. lights, strung from the vertical cables, were turned on in a flashy display of public art that can be seen for miles. for california politicians like lieutenant governor gavin newsom, it was a chance to tout the area's uniqueness. >> here we are in san francisco- - a wacky and wonderful place and a city that is probably best described as 49 square miles su